WHY SODJ?

We bring you trends and tradition.  

 

Your big wedding culminates on the dance floor and our goal is to bring it all together for you.

  1. DJ's who travel the world constantly being requested for South Asian and Bollywood functions.   Our core business is DJ and Lighting but these days we pretty much help in everything, from hotel negotiation to vendor selection (transport shuttles, catering, photographers, etc..)

  2. Our team speaks English, Hindi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Spanish, Farsi and more. 

  3. The leaders in Indian weddings, Pakistani Weddings, Iranian and Persian Weddings, Afghan weddings and of course Western/American/Multi-cultural weddings. 

  4. From getting the right hotel permissions to DJ and outfits, we'll help you get it all sorted even just beyond providing entertainment.

  5. Our insider Indian wedding blog is 100% free and even if you don't hire us, please do read through it and you will guaranteed catch something for your big day. 

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Please let us know the date, number of people, and what services you need. 

 

We are usually booked 6 months in advance but dates sometimes do open.  

 

June - September is High Season. 

Indian Wedding in Hawaii?

You're in the Right Place!
Aloha!

Bollywood DJ & Lighting | Dhol Players | Emcees  

 

We can also consult with you on Hotel Negotiations, logistics and planning as we have worked in Hawaii several times and know the nuances of Indian-Pakistani-American weddings in the islands. 

LOS ANGELES BASED. You will save on flights.

Don't get confused by "amazing" wedding packages and all the scary info you read online!  

We have DJ'd and Dhol'd over 50 Indian and Pakistani weddings, sangeets and even garbas in Hawaii on all the major islands. 

 

SERVICES
  1. Bollywood and American DJ  & Lighting 

  2. Dhol Players (We're known worldwide for this)

  3. Pandit Booking (or feel free to pick your own)

  4. Hotel Negotiation

  5. Planning Services  & Vendor Selection (Through our partner agencies)

 

As of May 2020 we have partners and vendors there designed to save you travel costs and money to ensure a smooth and memorable experience in:

  • Honolulu, 

  • Maui,

  • Kauai  

  • the Big Island.

READ TESTIMONIALS & PRESS

PRO TIPS 

  • There aren't many Indians in Hawaii, and the existing Indian community is small but you can get what you need for your South Asian function IF you plan ahead.  (e.g. who had dandias already there? or 100 Ganesha statues?)

  • Sikh's there isn't a gurdwara in Hawaii but there is an Iskon temple in Honolulu.  

D.J. / M.C.

FAQ for South Asian Weddings in Hawaii

1. How much does an Indian Destination Wedding Cost?

Every wedding is different.  We have a detailed Indian wedding costing breakdown here.  But for Hawaii, as of 2020, you can expect to pay around $200-$250 per head, per event. So for 300 people your costs would be around $200K, but we see most weddings be 150 people and cost around $160-175K.  May 2020: As a result of the global pandemic, these numbers may change. We are still waiting to see what unfolds. 

2. Are Maui Indian weddings better than Honolulu or Oahu Indian weddings?

Maui is gorgeous, but to be honest, so are parts of Oahu as you move away from Honolulu.  You'll also get better deals and have that beautiful seclusion you desire for your major photos.  Maui is also harder to arrange for Indian things, but not impossible.  It's also more expensive.  If you have a guestlist smaller than 120 people, Maui works.  If it's larger than that, we'd advice trying Oahu.

3. What about Hawaii wedding packages?

Well, those are nice, if you have 30 people at your wedding.  We have a full blog about just this.

But do you really think you're only going to spend 30 minutes with a photographer, when your family is 20 people by itself and pasta/pizza isn't going to cut it for a reception dinner.  Those are just to get your foot in the door. 

4. How many times should I visit?

We advice at least 3 trips.  Once to scope out at least 4-5 properties, once to lock in and pay a deposit (between $5,000 and $15,000) and then once more to stay at the hotel, finalize your vendors and everything else.  Can you do two trips? Sure.  But should you do just one? NOPE. Not for Big Fat Indian weddings at least. 

They're so many questions, so even if you don't hire us or just want to chat comment on any of our IG posts or simply mail us! We did our own wedding in Tulum, Mexico and know how exciting this time can be!

Four Seasons Maui

A veteran of Indian weddings and a great option for Maui.

Princeville Kauwai

If you want Kauai and have less than 100 total guests. 

Turtle Bay Oahu

A sure shot bet for your Big Fat Indian wedding.